Koei Tecmo President Hisashi Koinuma expressed his desire for a Star Wars and Super Mario Bros. Musou game. He mentioned last January that the two would be his dream choices for the series. He said that Star Wars would make “a good fit”, but he’s more interested in working with the IP. He also mentioned the importance of making it a fun and enjoyable game for players. 

Koinuma’s fascination of Super Mario games came from his childhood. He said that he grew up playing the franchise. He added that anything is possible for a potential Mario game. Even a simulation game like Nobunaga’s Ambition.

Koei Tecmo is a Japanese video game company created in 2009. The company published the popular Musou games Dynasty Warriors and Samurai Warriors, as well as the hit simulation Nobunaga’s Ambition. The company also published other popular titles like the Atelier series, Fatal Frame series, Dead or Alive series, and the Ninja Gaiden series.